Double Podium at Vallelunga
David Richert finished 2nd and 3rd in this past weekend's Drexler Automotive Formula 3 Cup event at Vallelunga in Italy.
Drivers were faced with a suffocating 38 degree heat throughout the weekend at the Autodromo Vallelunga located just north of Rome, Italy.
After a promising 2nd place finish in Race 1 on Saturday, it was Race 2 on Sunday that caused the drama as a technical issue with the paddle shifting system on Richert's Formula 3 car, discovered just minutes before the race start, meant it needed to be run in emergency mode. Although this mode significantly reduced performance, it allowed Richert to start the race and fortunately scramble to save a 3rd place podium result.
"I am very happy with the progress we made throughout the weekend. The technical issue was a bit disappointing as we couldn't fight at the front of the field, but I'm satisfied we were able to salvage a podium and minimize the points damage in the championship. Thanks to everyone at Franz Wöss Racing for all the hard work again this weekend, especially in extreme heat!" - David Richert
Richert is currently 2nd overall in the championship standings with the next stop for the Drexler Automotive Formula 3 Cup scheduled for the historic Hockenheimring in Germany from July 29 - 31.